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  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Feb. 22

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Feb. 22

    ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Archer arrested three Bucksport residents accused of burglarizing a Hancock business Feb. 15. Archer arrested Jamie Matlack, 44, and Adam Staples, 48, each on charges of violating conditions of release, burglary and theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. Also arrested was Megan Patten, 27, on charges of burglary

  • Two arrested in Sullivan machete attack

    Two arrested in Sullivan machete attack

    ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies arrested two probationers after an assault with a machete at a Sullivan residence in the wee hours Saturday. Lt. Corey Bagley said the victim of the machete attack suffered superficial cuts and declined medical treatment. Police have charged Nathaniel Sargent, 29, of Bucksport with theft, assault with a dangerous

  • Bunker running for House District 137 seat

    Bunker running for House District 137 seat

    FRANKLIN — Lifelong Franklin resident Doug Bunker has announced that he is a candidate for the Maine House of Representatives in District 137, which includes parts of Hancock, Penobscot and Washington counties. Bunker is a Democrat seeking to represent Amherst, Aurora, Beddington, Bradford, Bradley, Deblois, Eastbrook, Edinburg, Franklin, Great Pond, Greenbush, Lagrange, Northfield, Passadumkeag and

  • Democratic caucuses scheduled March 4

    ELLSWORTH — Democrats across Maine will caucus on March 4. Each town has its own caucus. At the caucuses, registered Democrats will elect municipal Democratic committees and elect delegates to the state convention in Lewiston May 18-20. The time and place of each caucus is listed at www.mainedems.org/caucus. The Hancock County Democratic Committee encourages voters

  • Oyster farming plan enjoys smooth sailing

    Oyster farming plan enjoys smooth sailing

    BAR HARBOR — Shellfish grower Matt Gerald’s plan to grow more than 1.5 million oysters south of Old House Cove in Western Bay drew little comment at a Department of Marine Resources scoping session held earlier this month in Bar Harbor. In the aquaculture business for four years, Gerald became an oyster farmer by accident.

  • Stonington voters to consider comprehensive plan

    STONINGTON — Residents will be asked to consider approving the town’s newly state-approved comprehensive plan at the annual Town Meeting Monday, March 5, at the town office. The warrant portion of the meeting starts at 3 p.m. Elections will be held Monday, March 5 from 8 a.m. to noon. Municipalities with state-approved comprehensive plans have

  • January births at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital

    January births at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital

    Downeast births at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth To Autumn and Paul Phillips, a son, Nash Milton, Jan. 6. To Jordan DeSalvo and Andrew Harkins of Tremont, a daughter, Aurora Grace, Jan. 10. To Samantha Polchies and Edward Muise of Sullivan, a son, Taimi Lee and daughter, Leyote Anne, Jan. 10. To Nicole Stevenson and

  • Update: Police arrest wanted Whiting man

    Update: Police arrest wanted Whiting man

    ELLSWORTH — Maine State Police arrested a Whiting man on several felony charges, including gross sexual assault and robbery, Friday morning, concluding a three-day manhunt. Robert Boggia, 32, was arrested at a home in Trescott at about 11 a.m. Friday. He was charged with gross sexual assault, domestic violence assault, robbery, burglary and theft. The

  • Job training program for women starting

    ELLSWORTH — Women in Hancock County will have an opportunity to receive free training and valuable credentials that can help secure employment with good companies that offer competitive wages and benefits. Aroostook County Action Program (ACAP) recently received a federal grant to help train women for high-wage careers in nontraditional occupations among three counties in